Wednesday, January 18, 2006

PM tells worried Turks to eat chicken and eggs

ANKARA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish consumers on Tuesday it was safe to eat chicken despite an outbreak of bird flu in the country which has killed four children and led to the culling of around a million birds.

"There is no need to worry about consuming poultry and eggs that have been produced in industrial conditions," Erdogan told a gathering of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

"There is no advantage in harming our poultry sector which employs thousands of people. It is very important for Turkey to remain calm," he said.

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